Greenfield High School Joins the 'Movember Movement'

The mustache-centered movement will raise awareness and funds in support of men's health issues during the month of November.

Greenfield High School students and staff are focusing on men’s health issues during the month of "Movember," otherwise known as Mustache November.

To build community, have fun, and raise funds for men’s cancer research and awareness outreach, the school community has decided to be part of the “Movember Movement” that started in Australia almost 10 years ago.

A number of staff members and students are going to be part of the “Mo Hawks Team” that will host some fun events during the month, culminating in a wearing of the mustaches Nov. 21.

Principal Paul Thusius has pledged to grow a moustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for men's health.

“This year we pay respect to the simple truth: knowledge is power - moustache is king,” Thusius said.

Greenfield High School students can celebrate Movember and promote the movement by growing a mustache and joining the Mo Hawks, recruiting others and sharwing knowledge about men's health, or donating to a member of the team.

To join Thusius’ team of Movember Moustache Merchants or to donate, click here. For more information about the Movember Movement, see the “Programs We Fund” section on the Movember website.

For additional information, call Thusius at 414-855-2410

Valerie Gallaway November 13, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Apparently you've never cared for a family member battling with cancer or had to watch them die. Participating in programs that raise awareness of and funds for men's cancer research is anything but LAME - in fact, it's a very SMART thing to do. The "mustache" which is a symbol for "Movember" attracts attention and provides an opportunity to engage others in conversations affecting men's health. Today we held a fundraiser at GHS, selling mustache-topped cupcakes and mustache pops, and raised $234.00 from the students, teachers, and staff. Plus, while everyone was having fun with the idea of the mustaches, they were also talking about the real issue: men's health and finding ways to prevent and treat prostate and testicular cancer. What I witnessed at GHS today was not LAME - it was EDUCATION at its finest!
Valerie Gallaway November 13, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Ben Hogan, I think you missed the main point of this article! Please explain to me how building community and raising funds for men's cancer research and awareness, while having a little fun in the process, is "SILLY STUFF." Perhaps if you and JustMe took the time to "learn" what "Movember" was all about, you'd understand that individuals and groups all over the world are participating in different events this month to raise awareness about serious issues affecting men's health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. The "Mustache" is just a symbol that attracts attention and stimulates conversations between people. For example, did you know that in 2012, more than 242,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer? Or that one new prostate cancer case occurs every 2.1 minutes and that a man dies from prostate cancer every 18.6 minutes? Or did you realize that prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men? Just think about it, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Even more troubling, TESTICULAR CANCER is the most common cancer in AMERICAN MALES between the ages of 15 AND 34. That covers the age range of our young high school boys!! One in 270 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer during their lifetime. This is NOT "silly stuff" in my opinion, Ben Hogan, but real life education! Who says you can't have a little "fun" while learning? Go GHS!!
JustMe November 13, 2012 at 03:13 AM
raising awareness is LAME!
Valerie Gallaway November 13, 2012 at 03:24 AM
JustMe, are you really serious? Would you rather people remain ignorant of important facts affecting their lives? The more awareness is raised about men's cancer, the more funds can be solicited, the more research can be conducted to find treatments and cures to save men's lives. Just what is LAME about that???
Really? November 13, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Val - it is apparent that Justme is trolling. If he/she weren't a more meaningful post would have been made. Ignorance is not bliss.


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